2011 · Atglen, PA
by Lefko, Linda Carter and Jane E. Radcliffe
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Limited, 2011. Hardcover. VG/VG (very minor shelf wear, all pages clear and intact). Color illustrated paper boards with white and black lettering; dust jacket has matching color illustratation and white lettering, also covered with protective mylar; 256 pp., illustrations throughout, mostly color. "Here is the long awaited update of research on the Rufus Porter Landscape Mural School, greatly expanding the knowledge and understanding of this uniquely American folk art field of the 1820s to 1840s. The text provides detailed documentation never seen before in print. The book takes the reader on a virtual tour of Porter School murals in the New England states, presenting and analyzing more than 400 colorful images, which will provide inspiration for historians, researchers, designers, and painters alike. It offers evidence regarding the attribution of these mostly unsigned works, and encourages readers to appy that evidence in reaching their own conclustion. In addition, there is a section concerning the preservation of historic murals and various challenges and threats to such preservation. Finally, the book offers a 'how-to' section that interprets Porter's original published mural painting instructions in terms of modern equipment, materials, and supplies." - dust jacket description.
(Inventory #: 181319)